Roll Out the Reds Carpetbagger

John Henry, left, the financier who heads New England Sports Ventures, owners of the Boston Red Sox, and  Liverpool's soccer club chairman Martin Broughton shake hands at a lawyers office in London, Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, where  Liverpool FC's club directors are meeting.
(AP)

Red Sox Fans Have Longed to Hear It
The Liverpool Reds Are Part of NESV!

John Henry Now Has a New Team, New Players, New Money,
a New NESN, an Old Stadium, and a Real Nation to Focus On...
Good Thing All Is Well Back Here in America with the Boston Red Sox
Red Sox Nation: 'N-E-S-V! NESV!, NESV!, NESV!' ...

John W. Henry ... dusting off the 2002 Red Sox purchase speech for LFC Nation... via guardian.co.uk live coverage: "I am proud and humbled. We have a lot of work to do, and I can't tell you how happy I am that [the deal] has been completed. We're here to win. We have a tradition of winning. We'll do whatever we need to do...."

"We regard our role as that of stewards for the club with a primary focus on returning the club to greatness on and off the field for the long-term. We are committed first and foremost to winning. We have a history of winning, and today we want LFC supporters [insert Red Sox Nation here] to know that this approach is what we intend to bring to this great club...

"Our first step as new owners will be to listen. We want to hear from the manager and the players and those who are part of the daily operation of the club. We will be visible at Anfield [insert Fenway] and will embrace and listen to those who have stood by this club and who are the rock on which its future success will be built. We want to hear from the fans, local leaders and the local community. We want to hear from those who know LFC [insert the Red Sox] best, who have made it the best and share our desire to return to a culture of winning."

Henry Won't Say It But Sox Fans Get Good News, Too
McDonald Has Thumb Surgery! Salty Avoids Arbitration!

Oct. 15: John W. Henry (R), the owner of New England Sports Ventures, arrives at the offices of the law firm Slaughter and May on October 15, 2010 in London, England.
(Oli Scarff / Getty Images)

Sox Fan: 'This Is a Slap in Our Faces'

Boston.com commenter ... on the purchase of the Liverpool FC: 04-Idiots wrote: "...And I hate to say this...but THIS is exactly why 'The Yankees' stay champions. Red Sox owners are more interested in the new shiny toy, Liverpool Soccer, than being 100% committed to the Boston Red Sox.

"In the end, this venture will be almost $900M.

"The purchase assumes the debt owed to the Royal Bank of Scotland ($405M) and 'THEN' the purchase of the team...$457M (approx). ...And the Red Sox are having 'Bridge Years'.

"The Steinbrenners spend it 'ALL' into the Yankees. They don't spend and buy 'Roush Brooklyn Nascar'...or 'Manchester-United'... it's 'ALL' Yankee Baseball. That's why they spend, spend and win!

"RSN are fools, if you think multiple-ventures, don't distract from singular investment-attention. You keep paying $14.95 for your RSN credit-cards with 'Member' on it...and enjoy repeat 'Bridge Years' as the owners will end up outbid for Carl Crawford, Cliff Lee and more...but hey, we have Liverpool Soccer, right?

"This is a slap in our faces."

Sox Fans, LFC Supports Squaring Off Online Already

Boston.com commenter ... on the purchase of the Liverpool FC: Wrath-Fury-Vengeance wrote:

DayLFC wrote: AND we dont have a single pennies worth of debt because ur owner paid this to RBS today.
YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE


"I believe that's the point, sunshine.
Henry paid off your debts, with money the Red Sox could use.
And you have some video posted here, telling us that is from GLOBAL success?

"If you had GLOBAL success singing "You Will Never Walk Alone", then why not pay your own debts off? You want to walk somewhere with me? How about walking over to Carl Crawford's agent and getting him signed for us?

"Sound good?

"Nobody cares if Liverpool Soccer wins a - whatever it is "


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Sox and Fenway Now Just Part of the NESV Puzzle
Top 10 Little Known Facts About the Liverpool Purchase

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